Tsarnaev Sister Arrested for Alleged Bomb Threat

Ailana Tsarnaev, sister of alleged Boston Bomber suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, leaves on October 16, 2013 the South Boston District Court in order to remove a default she incurred by failing to appear on a 2011 court date.
Ailana Tsarnaev, sister of alleged Boston Bomber suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, leaves on October 16, 2013 the South Boston District Court in order to remove a default she incurred by failing to appear on a 2011 court date. –The Boston Globe

The sister of alleged Boston Marathon bombers Dzhokhar and Tamerlan Tsarnaev was arrested Wednesday afternoon after police said she phoned a bomb threat to a Harlem woman.

“Leave us alone, I know people who can put a bomb on you,’’ Aliana Tsarnaev, 23, of Jersey City allegedly told her.

The New York Daily News reports that the victim reported the harassment to police, prompting Tsarnaev’s arrest on a charge of aggravated harassment around 2:30 p.m.

It wasn’t her first arrest — the Globe reports Tsarnaev was charged with impeding a counterfeiting investigation following the use of a fake currency to pay an Applebee’s bill in Dorchester. While she was not suspected of using the fake funds herself, Tsarnaev allegedly knew members of the group who did.

No further information about the incident was immediately available.

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